By: Rebecca Hudson, Contributing Writer
On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Panther Pride Marching Band traveled to Southern Boone to participate in their third annual marching competition. The group came home with a total of four awards between the band and the color guard.
Kim Neighbors, CHS band director, and Katie Patton, color guard instructor, led the band and color guard through the 2018-2019 marching season. Neighbors believes Southern Boone was the hardest competition the band participated in this year. The band tied for third in parade and received fourth in field competition.
The color guard came home from Southern Boone with a visual award for parade and a second place trophy for indoor performance. Throughout the season, the guard has put in a lot of hard work that paid off at competition. Patton says marching and indoor color guard take a lot of practice and, like other sports, a person will not get better without practicing. Color guard is not easy. Patton said, “It definitely requires a certain work ethic to be in guard.”